Mincemeat

I’ve tried many recipes for mincemeat over the years. Some contain nuts, others cranberries or different dried fruits, I even found one that added dried mango! But at the end of the day I don’t find any of these extra ingredients enhance the finished product. This recipe from David Lebovitz  is a simple mix of dried […]

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Sweet sauces and fillings

Traditional Christmas cake

An adaption of a traditional 19th centuary Christmas cake that originally called for 30 eggs and several bushels of flour. Don’t worry, you wont need a cement mixure, just a bit of elbow grease.

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Cakes, biscuits & pastries

Chunky Christmas cake

Lighter than a traditional cake but just as delicious.

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Cakes, biscuits & pastries

Queijo de figo

A traditional Portuguese dessert. A perfect addition to your Christmas cheese board.

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Desserts

Raspberry dream trifle

I have never understood why a dessert which can be as simple or as complicated as a trifle was given a name that implies that it is something of no great matter. The very first known recipe was published in 1596 in a book called ” The good huswife’s Jewell”. It was not like the […]

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Desserts

Sausage nut stuffing cake

A versatile Sausage cake that can be a main course or a side dish to roast turkey or chicken

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Pork